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Baiani Dark Milk 57%

Baiani Dark Milk 57%

Weight: 58 g

Regular price $9.50
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Reasons to Love

BIPOC Owned

BIPOC Owned

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Made at Origin

Made at Origin

Made with Estate Grown Cacao

Tree to Bar

Family Owned

Family Owned

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Baiani's Dark Milk Chocolate Bar contains 57% cacao beans with an additional 7% cacao butter, enabling the cacao's inherently smooth caramel flavors to shine through. It’s a bit different from other milk chocolate bars since there is not a lot of sweetness revealed overall. But it brings notes which themselves connote hints of sweetness, like caramel, cereal, hazelnut, and honey.

Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Cacao Butter and Milk

*Contains Dairy

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Contains dairy

Dairy

Peanut Free"

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

Baiani

Baiani Chocolate is a tree to bar chocolate maker in Brazil owned by Juliana and Tuta Aquino. Baianí Chocolate carries the tradition of the Pinheiro and Aquino families, who since the late nineteenth century have been working with cocoa cultivation in the region known today as the Potumujú Valley. This husband and wife pair were originally in the music industry living in New York until they revisited their families’ farms. From reliving their childhood memories being surrounded by cacao, they decided to get back into their roots and fell in love with the art of making chocolate. Through experimentation and quality testing, they have perfected the art of making chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of the cocoa they grow. Baiani is internationally known and have won awards for their quality of chocolate bars.

Cacao Region

Bahia, Brazil

Bahia is one of the largest states of Brazil, located in the east, along the Atlantic coast. Once a monarchial stronghold dominated by slave-centric agriculture and ranching, Bahia is now a domestic manufacturing center and the focal point of Brazil’s re-entry into the fine cacao market. The region was once the largest cacao producer in the country, so reputed that a portion of southern Bahia was nicknamed “Cacao Coast.” Unfortunately, bioterrorism in the 1980’s devastated the country’s crop over the course of just a decade. In the early 2010’s, a number of family farms took it upon themselves to revitalize the local fine flavor cacao industry, which continues to grow annually.

Cacao Estate

Fazenda Santa Rita

Vale Potumujú (also called Fazenda Santa Rita) is located in Arataca municipality, in Brazil’s southern state of Bahia. The owners, Tuta and Juliana Aquino, are direct descendants of two traditional founding families of cacao farms in the state of Bahia, dating back as far as the 1890’s. Their large cacao farm is right in the middle of the Mata Atlantica, one of the rain forests with the highest biodiversity on earth. They’re proudly the growers, processors, and exporters of their own farm’s cacao, as well as the owners of Baianí Chocolate, made in the city of São Paulo. Right now the couple is also working to map the different types of endangered hardwood trees on their farm, aiming to plant over 5 thousand seedlings in the next few years.

Customer Reviews

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Liam H.J.
Baiani Dark Milk

Great smooth texture and not all that sweet but very flavourful with caramel/malt notes.

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Alexandra
A very great, semi-sweet chocolate with a well blended texture

I like the well-blended texture of this semi-sweet chocolate. It has a light caramel hint to it, just enough to make it sweet, but not too much to get overwhelmed with sugar. You can enjoy it on your own, or pair with a dark coffee.

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Sally J.
Excellent flavor

I would recommend to real chocolate lovers.

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A.
Smooth but Boring

The best part of the bar is the mold. It is gorgeous. However, the chocolate wasn't my favorite. When biting into it, I didn't get anything more than a cheap, tasteless chocolate bar. Definitely disappointing because I was expecting so much more. I did find that just having it melt on helped to produce a stronger dark chocolate flavor and very smooth. Definitely, wouldn't purchase again.